Saturday, September 15, 2018, 3-5 PM

In Conversation: Ranu Mukherjee and Judy Dater

Gallery 2

Left: Judy Dater (photo: Gail Skoff); Right: Ranu Mukherjee (photo courtesy of the artist)

In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, exhibition artist Ranu Mukherjee and di Rosa collection artist Judy Dater will discuss working with time, bodies, and landscape to address societal concerns. They will be joined by Curator Amy Owen.

$10 general / $5 member

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance to allot for shuttle service from admissions to Gallery 2. Guests who arrive more than 45 minutes in advance will be asked to pay general admission.

About the Artists

Judy Dater (b. 1941, Hollywood, CA) is a California-based photographer and feminist. She is best known for her portraits, nudes, and self-portraits. Dater grew up in Los Angeles and studied art at University of California, Los Angeles, before moving to San Francisco in 1962 to study photography at San Francisco State University, where she received her degrees (BA 1963, MA 1966). She became part of the community of the west coast school of photography, primarily represented by the photographers Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston, Wynn Bullock and Imogen Cunningham. Her career has been long and varied, combining teaching, creating books, traveling abroad and conducting workshops, making prints, videos, and photographing continually. Most recently, Dater’s work is the subject of a major retrospective Judy Dater: Only Human (April 7-September 16, 2018) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco. She is represented by Modernism Gallery, San Francisco.

Ranu Mukherjee (b. 1966, Boston) is a San Francisco-based artist whose work includes hybrid films and installations, drawing, painting, printed textiles, and projects involving choreography, sound design, book making, procession, pirate radio, and the creation of neologisms and avatars. Her projects are fundamentally time-based and embody the ongoing construction of culture through creolization, migration, ecology, speculative fiction, and desire. Mukherjee was a cofounder of the collective media artist 0rphan Drift (begun in 1994). Her museum projects include a forthcoming multimedia installation for the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2018); Extracted, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2016); Phantasmagoric, Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art (2016); and Telling Fortunes, San Jose Museum of Art (2012). She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco.